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LEGO Hobbit Sets - An Unexpected Journey (2012-2013)

Updated on October 14, 2014

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The LEGO Hobbit sets are a sub theme from the new, yet hugely popular Lego Lord of the Rings sets that first came out in early Summer 2012. Though slated to be released on December 1, 2012, as usual Lego released a bit early, this time 3 days earlier on the November 27, 2012.

From the first I found the idea of a Lego Hobbit set a great idea, and we have not been disappointed, all the hobbit Legos look fantastic, some more then others. Even after seeing the sets more in detail I still find my favorites to be the An Unexpected Gathering Set which is relevant to both Hobbit and Lord of the Rings and the The Goblin King Battle, though I wish we could get all the sets, and I am also really liking the Attack of the Wargs as well now.

And when it comes to minifigures, you will not be disappointed. In addition to Gandalf and the Hobbits, there are also the Dwarves, new monster wolfs (Wargs), Goblin King and Goblins, and more.

Lego the Hobbit are Lego construction sets that look like they are going to be loads of fun to build and play with. And even though they are targeted to children between the ages of 7 and 14, many older teens as well as adults I know are going to be having a great time with them as well.

In addition to the play sets, so far we have a Lego Hobbit's Board Game and rumors of a Lego Hobbit Video game to be released sometime in 2013.

In this lens I will try to keep you up to date with the latest news, release dates and reviews as well as the sets and games we can expect as part of the Lego The Hobbit sets theme.

Know The Hobbit Story?

A Must Read Before You See the Movie

The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In)

by J.R.R. Tolkien

This is where the Lord of The Rings all started. If you haven't read the book for some time, or never, read this book before seeing the movie. This is one of the best short story of all time.

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LEGO The Hobbit Sets (2012)

Hobbit Legos - First Sets - Winter 2012

All Lego the Hobbit an unexpected journey sets are now at or below the Recommended Retail Price (RRP) at Amazon, though it still might be worth checking out eBay for the bargains.

Well almost, the Exclusive set The Barrel Escape is cheaper if gotten directly from the official Lego shop. To get this extraordinary set, you should order the 79004 - Barrel Escape straight from LEGO @ $39.99.

LEGO The Hobbit Sets 2013

So far the current 2012 wave of Lego Hobbit sets all represent scenes from the first of the three Hobbit movies directed by Peter Jackson. Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey come out in December 2012.

As far as any more Hobbit sets coming out in 2013, we can be sure to expect another wave of Hobbit Lego sets in 2013 to coincide with the release of the movie The Desolation of Smaug and another wave in 2014 with the release of There and Back Again.

Read more about the movie schedule on Wikipedia...

LEGO The Hobbit 2013 Summer Sets

As far as any Hobbit Lego sets coming out in the summer of 2013, so far there have not been any announcements, the next Hobbit movie will be at the end of the year, so we will probably seeing some new Hobbit sets at the end of 2013 too.

The Hobbit Lego: An Unexpected Journey Sets

A List of the Sets

The sets are based on the much anticipated movie The Hobbits: An Unexpected Journey a prequel to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and is also directed by Peter Jackson. Of course it also happens to be the beginning of the holiday shopping season, so I suppose they hope to sell a lot of these sets then.

You can find out more about the series on the official Lego Hobbit site.

The sets depict scenes from the first part of the Hobbit story and are a Lego interpretation of some of the main scenes that we will see the adventurers encountering in the coming Hobbit movie.

So far it looks like the first wave will be made up of 6 Lego play sets and a Lego board game. The following are the names in the of the sets in this Sub-series:

The Hobbit Lego Sets

  • Riddles for the Ring - 79000
  • Escape from Mirkwood Spiders - 79001
  • Attack of the Wargs - 79002
  • An Unexpected Gathering - 79003
  • Barrel Escape - 79004
  • The Goblin King Battle - 79010

The Hobbit Lego Game

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - 3920

Riddles for the Ring - 79000

The smallest and most affordable Hobbit set

This set looks like a smaller set, but has some great pieces.

There is the evil Gollum and his perpetual fish, Bilbo, the Ring, Gollum's boat and a cave.

Suggested List Price: $9.99

Escape from Mirkwood Spiders

Lego 79001 Unique elements include spider nets and glow in dark pieces

This set looks like really interesting set, looks like it is going to be really cool.

Looks like we get two spiders to build, some spooky looking trees, webs to catch the Dwarves, a number of skulls, 2 Dwarves (Gloin and Oin) and 2 Elves (Legolas and Tauriel). Finally we have Tauriel, the first female minifig in this series.

Also comes with some nice weapons (swords and bows and arrows) for each minifig, some small spiders and mushrooms at the base of the trees.

Suggested List Price: $29.99

Attack of the Wargs - Lego 79002

Nice set on sale with some exclusive unique pieces

Cool set here comes with 2 evil looking rideable Wargs (those wolf looking creatures), a goblin (seen here riding the white Warg), a large Lego tree with what looks like multi-colored flames, again at least one skull and bone, what looks like some launch type weapon, and some other contraption, two Orcs and 2 Dwarves (I think the one in the tree is Bifur, maybe the other is Thorin)

Suggested List Price: $49.99

An Unexpected Gathering Set - Lego 79003

Bag End - Bilbo's Hobbit hole

LEGO Hobbit: An Unexpected Gathering
LEGO Hobbit: An Unexpected Gathering

The front view of Bilbo's Hobbit Hole with Bilbo, Gandalf and the Dwarfs

This is first of the new Lego Hobbit sets to be unveiled. It looks like an incredible set, I think Lego has done a great job with Bilbo's hobbit-hole, looks like this set has a lot of play in it.

Suggested Price: $69.99

Barrel Escape - Lego 79004

Where the Hobbit Escape in the Barrels

A set that looks like a good build with some great play features, like the barrels coming down an incline, doors, a tap for the brew. Lots of small Lego pieces, such a goblets, bottles, weaponry (swords, axes, etc) , barrels of course. Seems to include Bilbo, 2 Elves and 2 Dwarves(Oin and Gloin).

Suggested List Price: $39.99

For this one the best price is definitely from Lego's own site

The Goblin King Battle - Lego 79010

The largest Hobbit Lego set

LEGO The Hobbit 79010: The Goblin King Battle

Looks like this is going to be the centerpiece of the Hobbits theme sets. It is a massive grim, yet detailed set that looks just as one would imagine the Goblin king's throne room should look like.

Includes a giant throne made of mismatched pieces, perilous walkways, secret crevices, plenty of skulls and bones everywhere, left over food all around, goblets, torches and more. An incredible 8 minifigs: there is the giant Goblin king, 3 Goblins, Gandalf the Grey, 3 Dwarves (Ori, Nori and Dori)

Suggested List Price: $99.99

Lego Hobbit UK

For those in the UK, Amazon UK will deliver the Lego The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey sets FREE utilizing the Super Saver Delivery.

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LEGO The Hobbit Board Game

An Unexpected Journey Game - Lego 3920

A memory game with a twist!

This Lego game is for 2 to 4 players!

Ages: 7+

The aim is to find all the Dwarves lost whithin the Shire's Hobbiton using hints left by Gandalf the Grey and some Hobbits. This exciting game based on The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey story line that will challenge your memory. There are 16 Hobbit holes for the Dwarves to hide in, you use your memory and Lego building skills to find them all.

LEGO The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3920

Product Features

  • 1 buildable LEGO Dice

  • 4 LEGO micro figures

  • 389 LEGO pieces

  • Building instructions

  • Rules booklet

LEGO Lord of the Rings (Nintendo Wii)CHECK PRICE

So far we only have some not very substantial speculation and rumors of the release of a The Hobbit Lego Wii game or The Hobbit Lego video game sometime in 2013.

The Lego Lord of the rings (LOTR) video game has been a great hit, so adding a video game to the Lego The Hobbit sets seem's like something that should happen. Also so far Lego has released a Lego video game for most of its successful themes, and Lego Hobbit is proving very successful.

Lego Hobbit Web Games Online - FREE to Play - Based on some of the physical Lego Hobbit sets

So far there are three Lego hobbit you can play for free from the Lego site. Two are based on two of the play sets, while the third is online version of Lego The Hobbit board game.

  1. Lego Hobbit - An Unexpected Gathering - Web Game: Bilbo needs to feed all his very demanding uninvited Dwarf guests. The aim of the game is to feed the guests until they are satisfied, by putting the food they demand in their plates. When they are all satisfied, the Dwarves play music, you get to create the music by placing the instruments to be played on the score area. Feeding the guests can get quite frustrating, gives a good idea what Bilbo must have felt when these guest invaded his home in Bag end.
  2. Lego Hobbit - The Halls of The Goblin King - Web Game: Gandalf needs to find the key and then free all the Dwarves captured by the goblins, find the map and escape from the Goblin King's den, avoid all the traps and more - quite fun.
  3. Lego Hobbit - An Unexpected Gathering - Web Game version of the board game: Try this online web version of the board game, surprisingly challenging.

Latest Look at The Hobbit Lego Sets

Check out the latest pictures available

Riddles for the Ring

Escape from Mirkwood Spiders

Attack of the Wargs

An Unexpected Gathering

Barrel Escape

The Goblin King Battle


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Just the other day sometimes_snarky on reddir.com shared a poster of the upcoming Hobbit Lego sets. These may not be the clearest pictures, but it is as good as we have so far.

Update - The most clear pictures so far

Are Just2good's LEGO Toy Story News's Flickr Stream and even better are the his LEGO Hobbit scans

You'll find more photos also in the the flickr gallery of Tormentalous.

Update 10/10/2012

E! Online got some new exclusive pictures and prices from Warner Bros. Pictures on three of the new Lego Hobbits sets: "Riddles for The Ring" ($9.99), "The Goblin King Battle" ($99.99) and "Barrel Escape" ($39.99) click here for more...

You can now get the Hobbit Lego poster online with the purchase of the Lego Hobbit Game at Toys "R" Us.

From what I have been able to see, most of these set look really cool, especially the bigger sets, lots interesting sets and some intriguing new Lego pieces that are sure to have fans waiting for in anticipation.

Some things I noticed: I like what I can make out of the play features on most of these sets, Lego seems to have focused some attention on this. On an aside there seem to be recurring skulls, bones and mushrooms as parts of many of the sets.

Need to fresh up your knowledge on the The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien? - Read the Books!

If you never had a chance to read the Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien or just need to freshen up your memory of the story, now is a good time to catch up, before the movie comes out.

The Hobbit: An Unabridged, Audiobook on Audio CD - Don't have time to read, this audio version gets you up to speed in no time

The Hobbit
The Hobbit

This is a great story and in this audio version they a really good reading by Rob Inglis. You are going to love this audio book.

 

The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey Movie Trailers

After looking at these trailers, I think the Lego Unexpected Gathering Hobbit Hole, does look pretty close (Lego style) to the one in the movie.

The Hobbit Soundtrack
Howard Shore has done a great job with the soundtrack of the long anticipated first part of The Hobbit movie trilogy The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. You c...

The Hobbit Movie Posters
With the Hobbit Movie right round the corner, it is so exciting to get a The Hobbit Movie Poster or more. The movie looks like its going to be great, and th...

LEGO Hobbit Sets on eBay - Some of the sets are already available on eBay

Often before the release date you can find preview copies on eBay. This section will show you which Lego Hobbit Sets are already on sale.

One thing to be aware for most pre-order copies on eBay is that they do tend to be more expensive then the list price. To see the recommended prices of the Lego The Hobbit Sets check out the Latest Look at The Hobbit Lego Sets section below.


Lego Hobbit Release Dates

The Lego Hobbit release date is 1 December, 2012, this was announced at Comic-con Diego.

The pre-release Lego Hobbits poster also confirms December 1st, 2012 as the release date for the Hobbit sets, just 2 weeks ahead of the first Hobbit Movie's release date on 14 December, 2012.

There are though 2 sets Escape from Mirkwood Spiders (79001) and Barrel Escape (79004) marked  Special The Hobbit Trilogy Preview Set , which may mean they will be released later in 2013.

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Lego The Hobbit : An Unexpected Journey Trailers - All made before the official Lego The Hobbit sets

There have always been fan inspired Lego "stopwatch" movies made of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings story lines.

Counting from the top and left to right.

Which Lego The Hobbit Trailer did you like best?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Lego have gone too far ahead since the last time I played with them

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love this set! me and my frends act out the movie scenes. its so fun. i would say its good for people who are 8 and up because im 8 and i love it. we like to set up the room like the movie except we add different characters from my star warz lego set. i would definitely recomment bying it!

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      TonfaGuy 4 years ago

      Lego is just so good.

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      Donallphin 4 years ago

      You gotta love anything to do with hobbits. Great lens!

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      applejacking 4 years ago

      Great lens. I love how you write every Lego Parts here.

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      TedWritesStuff 4 years ago

      I still have my original Lego sets to build simple houses. My how Lego has progressed. Very cool.

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      I'm sure that the Lego Hobbit sets will be very popular this Christmas.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      Love Legos and these are great.

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      Wow. Awesome information you've presented! Lego rocks.

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      latishaalford 4 years ago

      LEGO is a timeless product

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      bloggerjon 4 years ago

      They are great, always loved the Hobbit and Lord do the Rings. My son will be collecting them.

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      Gregory Moore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      I think I will end up having to buy it for my son once he finds out about it. My son is nuts over Legos. He has an insane amount of them.

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      Carolan Ross 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Well now my sons were HUGE lego fans and we also read the Hobbit but I suppose I'm out of the loop since my sons are now grown, cause I'd never heard of Hobbit Lego sets. Wow!

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      KarenCookieJar 5 years ago

      These are so cute, I love the little characters. Lego guys with beards are adorable.